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{February 7, 2007}   chinatown during chinese new year

located just behind red dot traffic is the outskirts of the chinatown district marked by amoy street, telok ayer street, club street and ann siang hill (park). club street is littered with glittering food and beverage establishments that comes alive as the sun goes down.

while the sun is up however, the vicinity is still worth a visit. entering from south bridge road, the narrow incline of ann siang hill comes into view. continue walking between the rows of shop houses to reach the peak. do not expect the summit to give you far-reaching views because the horizon is blocked by cbd skyscrapers. even so, the wooden boardwalk and spiral staircases make for nice photo shoots.

emerging from the descent of ann siang hill (park) is amoy street. most of the shop houses have refurbished its interior with chic and mod styles to accommodate offices and galleries. one of the shop houses that has been gazetted as a heritage site is none other than the acs house; the original location for its first school back in 1886.

if you are up for it, you can take advantage of this festive period to make your brave foray into the heart of chinatown. although it will be highly congested and very nosiy with festive music and the touting of stall vendors, it is after all, part of the experience. and while you are in the thick of it, there is no better time or place to savour some yum char.


paperpen says:

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